my patient also has significant seizure problems. also manageable with anti-convulsant medication. yes, and if he kept taking his anti-convulsant medication, he could go back on tour and play the piano. but...a hemispherectomy would completely stop the right brain seizure activity and he would no longer need to take his anti-convulsant medication. you wanna remove half his brain. the right half, it would be irresponsible to remove the left. you don't remove half a brain and gain function. not my brain. but his? who knows? look, let's say that i'm the left side of patrick's brain. i'm quick-witted, i'm charming, i'm great looking. you're the right side of his brain. you're useless, old, damaged. we go to a bar for a drink. now, i have the mad skills to be scoring all the hot babes, but instead i'm spending my time wiping drool off your chin and making sure you don't eat the tablecloth. what's the father wanna do? i don't know. so go wake him up.